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Families on holiday take time to do good in new tourism-based programme

Holiday for Hope programme helps charities generate funding for their projects in less developed countries

The new playground that donors from Holiday for Hope helped to fund at Ta Snae Primary School in Siem Reap. Ms Jilly Wang (in blue) with her sons Lim Wei Chen (left) and Lim Wei Kheng at a ceremony to mark the opening of new toilets at Ta Snae Primar
Ms Jilly Wang (in blue) with her sons Lim Wei Chen (left) and Lim Wei Kheng at a ceremony to mark the opening of new toilets at Ta Snae Primary School in Siem Reap.PHOTOS: OPERATION HOPE FOUNDATION
The new playground that donors from Holiday for Hope helped to fund at Ta Snae Primary School in Siem Reap. Ms Jilly Wang (in blue) with her sons Lim Wei Chen (left) and Lim Wei Kheng at a ceremony to mark the opening of new toilets at Ta Snae Primar
The new playground that donors from Holiday for Hope helped to fund at Ta Snae Primary School in Siem Reap. PHOTOS: OPERATION HOPE FOUNDATION

For housewife Jilly Wang, 34, family vacations are usually spent in destinations like Europe or Japan.

But last month, her family traded a glitzy getaway for a trip to Cambodia, where they distributed new clothes to primary school pupils, had lunch with them and painted words of inspiration on their school benches.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 04, 2018, with the headline 'Families on holiday take time to do good'. Print Edition | Subscribe